2015 Brother Soigne (Grassroots Brewing Company)

Style: Mixed Fermentation American Farmhouse Ale brewed with Lime, Hibiscus, and Blood Orange 5% ABV Brewed On: 05/28/2015 From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “A tart, refreshing farmstead™ ale brewed with our dear friend Luc Bim Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu du Ciel! Lime, hibiscus and blood orange in a mixed fermentation.” The beer pours a pale, peach-orange, with pine board nuances. It’s clean, yet entirely cloudy, and opaque in color. … Continue reading 2015 Brother Soigne (Grassroots Brewing Company)

Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company) Style: Tart Farmhouse Ale with Flowers 6.0% ABV From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “Horti-Glory is a tart, farmhouse ale brewed with Riverbend Malt and fermented with our house culture of brettanomyces. The addition of seasonal elderflowers, hyssop, and honeysuckle transform the rustic house culture into a lovely floral brett saison.” The beer pours a chalky yellow, with … Continue reading Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company) Style: American Brett/ Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Brett 5.5% ABV OG: 1.044 Gold Medal: American-Style Brett Beer, 2013 Great American Beer Festival From: Asheville, NC Bottled On: 5/29/15 Brewery Note: “Serenity is our aptly named 100% Brettanomyces fermented beer. We are one of only a handful of breweries in the US doing 100% Bretta fermentation. That said for our first one we … Continue reading Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery)

Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery) Style: American Saison 6.1% ABV 45 IBU’s Malts: Weyermann Floor Malted Pilsner, Floor Malted Dark, Cara-Foam and Abbey Malt Hops: Australian Summer, Citra Yeast: Classic Saison From: Walland, TN Brewery’s Note: “Welcoming the hot summer month, this Saison features notes of tropical fruit that complement its bready malt undertones. A soft bitterness, reminiscent of orange marmalade, balances the delicate spice notes that result … Continue reading Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery)

Works of Love 2013: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Hill Farmstead & Sante Adairius Rustic Ales)

Works of Love 2013: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Hill Farmstead & Sante Adairius Rustic Ales) Style: Blended Wild (Mixed Fermentation) Saison ? % ABV Ingredients: American Malted barley, Wheat, Hops, Culture, and our Well Water Brewed: August 2013 Bottled: September 2014 From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “Brewed at Hill Farmstead in August of 2013 when Tim and Adair came to Vermont for our Festival of Farmhouse … Continue reading Works of Love 2013: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Hill Farmstead & Sante Adairius Rustic Ales)

2015 Sankt Hans (Grassroots Brewing Company, Beer Here, Flying Couch)

Style: American Amber Saison 5.4% ABV (?) From: Greensborough, VT Bottled On: 06/25/15 Brewery’s Note: “An amber farmstead™ ale brewed on the Summer Solstice. Our great friends Peter (Flying Couch) and Christian (Beer Here) joined us from Denmark in celebrating the solstice and brewing this summer saison.” The beer pops with a barely audible hiss, and pours into the glass nearly flat and lifeless. It pours … Continue reading 2015 Sankt Hans (Grassroots Brewing Company, Beer Here, Flying Couch)

La Vermontoise (Hill Farmstead Brewery & Brasserie de Blaugies)

Style: Belgo-American Saison 6.0% ABV From: Dour, Belgium Brewery’s Note: “The Hill Farmstead brewers traveled to Brasserie de Blaugies to share in the kindred bond of farmhouse brewing. The result is this classic saison brewed with spelt and an abundance of Amarillo hops. A true expression of noble Belgian tradition and artistic American innovation from the families at Brasserie de Blaugies and Hill Farmstead.” The … Continue reading La Vermontoise (Hill Farmstead Brewery & Brasserie de Blaugies)

Nordic Saison (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company, Cambridge Brewing Company, Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing)

Style: American Saison brewed w/ honey, heather, rose hips, rhubarb and wheat. 6.0% ABV (?) From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “This farmhouse ale was brewed at Hill Farmstead with our friend and mentor Anders Kissmeyer (Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing) and our longtime friend Will Meyers (Cambridge Brewing Co.). Inspired by our guests and their journeys, this beer was brewed with the resourcefulness and inventiveness of the Nordic tradition, … Continue reading Nordic Saison (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company, Cambridge Brewing Company, Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing)

Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company) Style: Mixed Fermentation Saison (French Saison and Brettanomyces Drei) 9.1% ABV Bottled: May 2015 From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Part of the Farmhouse Series – brewed with french saison yeast and Brettanomyces.” The cork pops with the best hiss I’ve heard from a Smuttlabs beer, and pours into the glass as a color somewhere between nuclear yellow and the … Continue reading Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Smuttwater 1.0 (Smuttynose Brewing Company and Stillwater Artisinal)

Style: American Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Ale/ Farmhouse IPA (Brettanomyces & Saccharomyces) 7.3% ABV Brewery’s Note: “Smuttlabs Smuttwater: A 7.3%, 45ish IBU golden, Belgian-influenced collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal Beer. It’s hoppy (Citra, Motueka, Simcoe, Amarillo). It’s fermented with two yeasts (saison and Brett Drei). It’s golden-colored and features collaborative art on the label.” The beer pours a pale, chalky yellow with a huge head of eggshell white … Continue reading Smuttlabs Smuttwater 1.0 (Smuttynose Brewing Company and Stillwater Artisinal)